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I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional elders on whose land we stand today, and their ancestors, past and present.

Premier Newman,

  • Thank you very much for arranging this breakfast meeting with economic leaders of Queensland.
  • I am honoured and very encouraged by this large turnout.
  • Congratulations to Queensland and Brisbane for hosting such a wonderful G20. For the past few days, you have shown what a world class city you are.
  • Queensland's economy has been performing well, on basis of your traditional strengths in areas like tourism, resources and agriculture, but also through your investments in areas of advanced technologies and services.
  • This is a tribute to your leadership and to the government and business in Queensland.
  • I am delighted to be here for a number of reasons.
  • One, I have always placed great emphasis on relations between states, not just between national capitals.
  • Premier Newman, you and your Government are doing a lot to pursue economic opportunities with India.
  • You have sent a number of trade missions to India. Just this September, there was a Queensland-Gujarat Energy Roundtable in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat. And, I am naturally pleased that Queensland will be participating in Vibrant Gujarat in January 2015 to showcase your infrastructure capabilities.
  • I know that you are not partial to Gujarat, but you are sending delegations to Kolkata and Delhi and elsewhere!

  • The second reason is that today, India is your fourth largest export destination. For us, Queensland is emerging as a major investment destination.
  • We welcome the efforts you have made to make it possible for an Australian Dollar 16 billion investment to take place in coal mining.
  • It will set a new standard for India-Australia cooperation and demonstrate how Australia and Queensland can be a vital partner in meeting India's requirement for energy and other vital resources.
  • Queensland can be an important partner in India's development – in energy, mineral resources, agriculture and food security, education and advanced technology in some areas.
  • We have launched a major set of reforms to boost economic growth and improve the quality of life of people.  We have set an ambitious agenda and a brisk pace.
  • In the area of policy:

o    We have eased foreign direct investment laws in key areas like railways, defence and insurance;

o   We have set up a commission to reform railways, which has always been seen as a just another government department – this has never been done before.

o   We have introduced labour reforms

o   We have made big changes in our policies on fuel – coal, natural gas, diesel 

  • In the area of processes:

o   changing the way we work as government. Good Governance is the starting point of change. It is as important to business as it is to ordinary citizens.

o   eliminating unnecessary laws and regulations, making processes easier and shorter, ensuring that our government is more transparent

o   Focus on ease of doing business

o   We are partnering with state governments and even going doing to districts and villages.

o   Digital India Campaign

o   Facilitation Cells have been set up.

 

  • In terms of institutions

o   set up a new department for skill development;

o   set up a special authority for industrial corridors

o   eBiz Portal for integrated application process – 24x7

o   Closely monitoring implementation of decisions

o   set up an Expenditure Reform Commission;

  • In terms of Initiatives

o   We have launched Make in India as a new mission to promote manufacturing in India.

o   creating world class infrastructure

o   100 Smart cities; Metro projects for 50 cities;  modern waste management system for 500 cities;

o   affordable healthcare within everyone's reach; sanitation for all by 2019; a roof over every head by 2022; electricity in every household;

o   Clean Energy – with special focus on solar energy; energy efficiency

o   Water conservation

o   Clean Ganga Programme , which is also a major urban renewal and environment protection programme

  • I see great opportunities for our cooperation. Let me highlight some of them.
  • Coal is already a major item of exports to India; but, I see vast potential in resources in general, as Indian industrial sector gathers momentum and grows.
  • We could also commence import of Liquified Natural Gas from Queensland.
  • You are leaders in many areas of mining and mining technologies, services and equipment, mining consultancy, mine safety, coal washeries and mine management.
  •  I invite you to participate in India.
  • We have made our policies transparent and predictable. We have made our procedures clearly defined and smooth.
  • Queensland can also be a partner in strengthening India's food security. We already import a fairly significant amount of fruits and vegetables and some quantities of fertilizer.
  • What we need is an integrated partnership –joint research to improve yield and farm productivity to development of agriculture supply chain infrastructure and food processing.  This is an area of great priority for my government.
  • Infrastructure , where we aim to invest over a trillion dollars over the next five years.
  • Queensland's strengths in advanced areas of technology also offer enormous opportunities for collaboration such as biotechnology  and your growing strengths in aviation sector
  • We can develop strong synergies in the area of information and communication technology and its every growing application in all areas of life and business.  I hope Indian IT companies will enjoy good access. Conversely, Digital India offers enormous opportunities.
  • Queensland can take justifiable pride in its success in the tourism sector. Indian investors would be willing to partner with you, as more and more Indians are drawn to the incredible beauty and hospitality of your state.
  • You can participate in India's ambitious plans for smart, sustainable, habitable cities to cater to its growing urban population. It is expected that nearly 11% of the world's urban population in 2025 will be in India.
  • You can make India a manufacturing hub, for India, for exports and for import back into Australia.
  • Let us foster closer cooperation in skill development and education; and, research and development.Your Universities and Research Institutions have already contributed significantly to the growing science and technology relationship between India and Australia.
  • This is particularly true of the collaboration between the two countries under the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund.
  • I know that most of you are aware of the opportunities in India and have looked at the market.

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  • You will begin to find a difference in India.
  • There will no longer have to reach those opportunities through uncertain and unpredictable pathways, crossing hurdles along the way.
  • You will not only be able to convert opportunities into partnerships, you will do it in an environment that is welcoming and easy to do business in.
  • Let me conclude by saying, India-Australia relationship is comprehensive, involving economic cooperation, a growing security and strategic partnership and increasing cooperation in international forums, which are vital for peace, stability and prosperity in our region.
  • I am keen to hear your views. I will make sure our team here follows up on them.
  • I thank you all for coming here this morning and wish you a very productive day ahead. Thank you.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 17, 2014

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PM to dedicate the newly constructed campus of National Institute of Biotic Stress Management Raipur to the Nation
PM to also distribute the Green Campus Award to the Agricultural Universities

In an endeavour to create mass awareness for adoption of climate resilient technologies, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate 35 crop varieties with special traits to the Nation on 28th September at 11 AM via video conferencing, in a pan India programme organised at all ICAR Institutes, State and Central Agricultural Universities and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs). During the programme, the Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the newly constructed campus of National Institute of Biotic Stress Management Raipur.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister will distribute Green Campus Award to Agricultural Universities, as well as interact with farmers who use innovative methods and address the gathering.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Chief Minister Chhattisgarh will be present on the occasion.

About crop varieties with special traits

The crop varieties with special traits have been developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to address the twin challenges of climate change and malnutrition. Thirty-five such crop varieties with special traits like climate resilience and higher nutrient content have been developed in the year 2021. These include a drought tolerant variety of chickpea, wilt and sterility mosaic resistant pigeonpea, early maturing variety of soybean, disease resistant varieties of rice and biofortified varieties of wheat, pearl millet, maize and chickpea, quinoa, buckwheat, winged bean and faba bean.

These special traits crop varieties also include those that address the anti-nutritional factors found in some crops that adversely affect human and animal health. Examples of such varieties include Pusa Double Zero Mustard 33, first Canola quality hybrid RCH 1 with <2% erucic acid and <30 ppm glucosinolates and a soybean variety free from two anti-nutritional factors namely Kunitz trypsin inhibitor and lipoxygenase. Other varieties with special traits have been developed in soybean, sorghum, and baby corn, among others.

About National Institute of Biotic Stress Management

The National Institute of Biotic Stress Management at Raipur has been established to take up the basic and strategic research in biotic stresses, develop human resources and provide policy support. The institute has started PG courses from the academic session 2020-21.

About Green Campus Awards

The Green Campus Awards has been initiated to motivate the State and Central Agricultural Universities to develop or adopt such practices that will render their campuses more green and clean, and motivate students to get involved in ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, ‘Waste to Wealth Mission’ and community connect as per the National Education Policy-2020.